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Get your good on All that is needed to access services is an I.D. What they need: Monetary donations to defray costs for medical supplies, laboratory testing and equipment Who to call: Main line, 657-3873 DIVORCED AND WIDOWED ADJUSTMENT, INC. (info4nv.org) What they do: Provide emotional support for people experiencing difficult times in their lives, brought about by the loss of a relationship through separation, divorce or death of a loved one. Trained and caring volunteers help heal deep wounds in free weekly support groups that include working through deaths of pets as well as loved ones lost to suicide or murder What they need: Financial donations, gifts and bequests to provide funding for their programs Who to call: Main line, 735-5544 (24 hours) THE GAY AND LESBIAN COMMUNITY CENTER OF SOUTHERN NEVADA (thecenterlv.com) What they do: Support and promote activities directed at furthering the well-being, positive image and human rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community, serving more than 30,000 peo-

ple each year What they need: Monetary donations to help fund renovation on a larger building, enabling expanded programming to help countless more individuals Who to call: Arlene Cooper, 733-9800 HELPING HANDS OF VEGAS VALLEY (hhovv.org) What they do: Provide free, assistive services to senior citizens 60 and over, allowing them to maintain their dignity and independence while improving health and daily living; maintain a food pantry and deliver free food bags monthly; provide a respite voucher program for caregivers What they need: Volunteers to drive seniors and deliver meals (all receive orientation training and a background check), food pantry workers, event coordinators and food package assemblers Who to call: Lorri Highet, 633-7264 x30 TRAUMA INTERVENTION PROGRAMS (tipoflasvegas.org) What they do: Ensure that emotionally traumatized people in emergency situations receive the support they need; provide practi-

cal assistance and explain the procedures of various agencies to guide victims involved in the crisis through difficult hours until they are able to depend on family, friends, neighbors, and others What they need: Volunteers 16 years and older. Mandatory training includes a 36-hour course, plus 3-hour continued education classes per month, taught by rescue personnel and mental health professionals Who to call: Main line, 229-0426 UNITED WAY OF SOUTHERN NEVADA’S VOLUNTEER CENTER (volunteer.uwsn.org) What they do: Engage more than 14,000 dedicated and passionate volunteers with more than 400 nonprofit and community based organizations, inspiring, equipping and mobilizing individuals, families, groups and corporations to change lives in fun and meaningful ways What they need: Volunteers for an hour, a day, a week, or all year long to read to children, prepare taxes for qualifying families, feed the hungry, assemble hygiene kits for the homeless, and more. Who to call: Main line, 892-2300

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Desert Companion - November 2012  

Your guide to living in southern Nevada

Desert Companion - November 2012  

Your guide to living in southern Nevada